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Chrysler Finally Recalls Some Jeeps over Fire Risk

Chrysler Finally Recalls Some Jeeps over Fire Risk

Jun 19 2013, 2:00pm CDT | by

Chrysler finally agrees with NHTSA and begins recall

Not too long ago I mentioned that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had asked Chrysler to recall certain Jeep models over the potential for fires after certain types of accidents....

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Chrysler Finally Recalls Some Jeeps over Fire Risk

Jun 19 2013, 2:00pm CDT | by

Chrysler finally agrees with NHTSA and begins recall

Not too long ago I mentioned that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had asked Chrysler to recall certain Jeep models over the potential for fires after certain types of accidents. Chrysler refused to recall the Jeeps when the NHTSA first asked. Chrysler has now had a change of heart and has agreed to recall 2.7 million SUVs.

The fire issue with certain Jeep models has been linked to 51 deaths from post-crash fires. I can only imagine the liability that Chrysler will be open to if a defect in the vehicle's design is linked specifically to those 51 deaths. Chrysler has announced a voluntary campaign to repair certain Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty vehicles with fuel tanks that are mounted behind the rear axles.

On June 4, Chrysler refused to institute the recall when originally requested by the NHTSA. At the time, Chrysler said that the vehicles did not pose a safety risk. However, the NHTSA has the legal authority to force a recall and apparently, Chrysler realized that one way or the other it would be forced to recall the vehicles. Chrysler still maintains its vehicles are safe and well designed. “Chrysler Group recognizes that this matter has raised concerns for its customers and wants to take further steps, in coordination with NHTSA, to provide additional measures to supplement the safety of its vehicles,” the company said.

 
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6 hours ago

Fiat investors likely to approve Chrysler merger

Jul 31 2014 12:01am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Fiat shareholders will likely approve the automaker's merger with Chrysler when they meet in Italy for the last time on Friday. Industry watchers expect Fiat to win the two-thirds majority vote needed for a merger. ...
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Chrysler recalls nearly 30,000 Fiat 500L cars for airbag glitch

Jul 30 2014 4:05pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Chrysler Group is recalling 29,500 Fiat 500L cars from the 2014-15 model years to replace knee airbags that may not deploy in the correct position if the driver ...
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15 hours ago

Fiat recalls nearly 30,000 Fiat 500L models

Jul 30 2014 3:31pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Budget, Recalls, Safety, Hatchback, Chrysler, Fiat Fiat has announced a recall of 29,500 Fiat 500L hatchbacks in the US and Canadian markets due to concerns that the roomiest member of the Fiat range features knee airbags that won't deploy unless the occupant's seatbelt is fastened. There have been no injuries reported due to this issue, which affects vehicles from model years 2014 and 2015. Of the nearly 30,000 vehicles covered in this recall, ...
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19 hours ago

2014 Nissan Frontier Diesel Mule [w/poll]

Jul 30 2014 11:08am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Truck, Nissan, Diesel, Off-Road, Quick Spins Last August, Nissan shook the truck world when it officially announced plans to source a diesel option from Cummins for its long-overdue Titan replacement, its full-size pickup that's slated to drop this January at the Detroit Auto Show. The 5.0-liter V8 turbodiesel is expected to make somewhere around 300 horsepower and north of 500 pound-feet of torque. This combination of an all-new truck with this new powerpl ...
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19 hours ago

Dodge Donates 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat to Charity Auction

Jul 30 2014 11:01am CDT | Source: autoMedia.com

The world's fastest and most powerful production muscle car, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, will go on sale at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Hotel from September 25-27. In an effort to help raise awareness and money, Dodge will be donating all proceeds from the auction on the 27th to the non-profit organization Opportunity Village, which gives support to severe ...
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22 hours ago

Nissan recalls 226k vehicles over airbag inflators

Jul 30 2014 7:55am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Sedan, SUV, Recalls, Safety, Crossover, Infiniti, Nissan, Luxury Nissan and Infiniti are the latest automakers to issue recalls involving faulty airbag inflators from Takata. The Japanese automakers have announced campaigns covering about 226,326 units from seven models built in the early 2000s because they contain the bad part in the passenger-side, front airbag. The affected vehicl ...
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1 day ago

Fiat targets improved Chrysler margins to meet '14 profit goal

Jul 30 2014 5:33am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Fiat plans to review leasing and incentive practices in North America to boost margins in the region and meet global full-yea ...
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1 day ago

Fiat reports fall in Q2 profit

Jul 30 2014 5:33am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Fiat, preparing for shareholders to vote on its merger with Chrysler Group in two days, reported a fall in second-quarter operating profit as a better performance from its luxury brands and its Asia and European operations failed to offset weak. ...
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1 day ago

Spied! 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat: It Was Only a Matter of Time

Jul 29 2014 6:00pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

What It Is: A pair of Dodge’s full-size, four-door bruisers wearing front and rear camo, reported to be packing a version of the Challenger SRT’s Hellcat V-8. Caught testing in southeast Michigan, the partial cover-up on these Chargers can’t hide the presence of a large hood scoop, aggressive chin and trunk-lid spoilers, and larger exhaust tips. The white Charger pictured features plain honeycomb upper-grille inserts, following the styli ...
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1 day ago

Chrysler sued over Jeep ignition-switch failures

Jul 29 2014 3:10pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Chrysler was sued over allegedly faulty ignition switches in Jeeps, in a follow-up to more than 120 lawsuits General Motor ...
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